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Dolgellau residents invited to drop-in event at Cyngor Gwynedd’s supported housing development

Cyngor Gwynedd invites the residents of Dolgellau to a drop-in session at Dôl Sadler (formerly Hen Ysgol Glan Wnion), a new supported housing development in the town on 21 March 2024 from 4 to 6pm.

This event will be an opportunity for people to visit the brand-new building, meet the Homelessness Service staff and learn more about the Council’s plans for the day-to-day management of the site.

Newly built on the site of the former primary school, the building contains five units for individuals to live independently and offer support to develop skills that will enable them to move into their own tenancies. The development also includes an office for the on-site staff, to ensure ongoing support and assistance for the tenants.

Since April 2023, 885 people have presented themselves as homeless in Gwynedd, with 158 of those from Meirionnydd. Ensuring that no one is homeless in the county is a key priority in the Cyngor Gwynedd Plan 2023-28 and schemes are underway to develop more supported housing units, provide accommodation for homeless young people, and work with private landlords to ensure access to additional properties. All these schemes come under the Council’s £140 million Housing Action Plan, to ensure that the people of Gwynedd have access to a suitable home which is of a high standard, affordable and improves their quality of life.

Councillor Craig ab Iago, Cyngor Gwynedd Housing and Property Cabinet Member, said:

“In Gwynedd, both the cost of living and house prices have skyrocketed, especially in rural areas, worsening the housing situation and pushing a large number of Gwynedd residents out of their communities, and in some cases, out of their homes.

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“Developments like this in Dolgellau are a significant step forward in the Council’s commitment to tackling homelessness. It means that more options are now available to house people facing homelessness within or close to their communities in the southern parts of the County.

“I encourage anyone who is interested in learning more about the Council’s plans in Dôl Sadler, or the wider plans to tackle homelessness in Gwynedd, to join us for the drop-in session. Your presence, input and inquiries are invaluable as we work together to make a positive difference in our communities.”

Local Member for Dolgellau North Ward and Leader of Cyngor Gwynedd, Councillor Dyfrig Siencyn, said:

“I am extremely proud to welcome this exciting development on the former site of Ysgol Fach. It will be an important resource to support those who need a home in our area. Homelessness is a massive issue that’s on the rise, and our duty and privilege as a council is to provide quality homes for those who do not have this basic need. Having attended the old Ysgol Fach, I think this is a fantastic new use for the site.” For more information regarding this event, contact the Council on: [email protected]

Location: Dôl Sadler (Hen Ysgol Glan Wnion), Ffordd Arran, Dolgellau, LL40 1HW